The CFDA Awards are always an ultra-buzzy affair—and when you invite Tom Ford
and Rihanna, the glam factor is guaranteed to hover around 11. Check out our thoughts on the full list of winners from the event, which celebrates the very best American fashion talent.
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR Alexander Wang
Winner: Joseph Altuzarra
Verdict: TOTALLY. Altuzarra has been going from strength to strength, and his fall 2014 collection of colour-blocked coats and refined folk dresses was one of the strongest of the season. Add in a
hotly anticipated collab with Target and the designer’s name couldn’t be higher on the It scale. In terms of the other nominees: Marc Jacobs won this award in 2010, and since fall 2014 marks the first season he’s focusing solely on his namesake brand (since leaving Louis Vuitton), it would feel too soon to recognize him again with the top award. Alexander Wang, meanwhile, has scooped Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year (in 2009), the Swarovski Award for Accessories (in 2010) and Accessories Designer of the Year (in 2011), so he’s not hurting for CFDA kudos. Look for him to take home top honours next year.
Click through for the full list of awards and, of course, Rihanna…
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